Walid Elkhateeb

Walid El Khatib
Professor
Head of Microbiology Department

Bio

Professor Walid Elkhatib is a former chairperson of Microbiology and Immunology Department at Faculty of Pharmacy, BUC. Previously, he was a chairperson of Microbiology and Immunology Department and one of the founders of Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University. Furthermore, Dr. Elkhatib is an arbitrator in the national promotion committee of professorship (Microbiology & Immunology specialty) in Supreme Council of Universities (SCU) as well as in the national research center (NRC), and national organization for drug control and research (NODCAR) promotion committees.

Dr. Elkhatib had his postdoctoral fellowship in infectious diseases from University of Minnesota Duluth, MN, USA. Dr. Elkhatib has led many collaborative research projects in multiple institutions including University of Minnesota Duluth, Hampton University, Eastern Virginia Medical School, University of California Irvine, and Chapman University. As an eminent Microbiologist, he was invited by the International Congress of Bacteriology and Infectious Diseases as an expert and speaker in 161th Omics Group Conference and he received a certificate of recognition for his phenomenal outstanding research. 

Dr. Elkhatib has an ultimate goal to promote international education and collaborative research on infectious diseases therapies. Dr. Elkhatib has exceptional records of publications and presentations in both national and international symposia and conferences. He has served as a reviewer for various prestigious journals as well as other national research institutions. 

Dr. Elkhatib has received different awards and honors including ParOwn (Twice), ICAAC Infectious Diseases Fellows Grant awarded by American Society for Microbiology, national award of Pharmaceuticals & Biopharmaceuticals, Ain Shams University award for outstanding publications (Eight), and Ain Shams University appreciation award for outstanding scholarly activities as well as BUC awards for outstanding publications (twelve). Furthermore, Dr. Elkhatib has participated in several Television and Radio programs for COVID-19 awareness as well as adverse effects of antibiotics and their misuse and abuse on national and international levels.

Qualifications

  • M.Sc., in Medical Microbiology, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. 2001
  • B.Sc., in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt. 1996
  • PhD., Microbiology & Immunology, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. 2006

Area of Research

  • Microbial Biofilms.
  • Emergence & Epidemiology of Microbial Resistance.
  • Mechanisms of Microbial Resistance.
  • Control of Bacterial and Fungal Resistance. 
  • Biotechnology for Antibiotic Production & its Scaling Up.
  • Fermentation Technologies & Optimization.
  • Tissue Culture and Cytotoxicity.
  • Catheter & Prosthetic Devices Related Infections.
  • Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Modeling for Anti-infectives.

List of Publications

  1. R. S. El-Houssieny, M. M. Aboulwafa, W. F. Elkhatib, N. A. Hassouna. 2020. Molecular versus conventional techniques for the detection of Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida albicans in non-sterile pharmaceutical preparations. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research. 11(8): 3664-3678. Available online 
  2. Amgad I. Alkorashy, Ahmed S. Doghish, Ahmed I. Abulsoud, Mohamed G. Ewees, Tamer M. Abdelghany, Mostafa M. Elshafey, Walid F. Elkhatib. 2020. Effect of scopoletin on phagocytic activity of U937-derived human macrophages: Insights from transcriptomic analysis. Genomics. Available online 
  3. Nada A. Abdelrazek, Walid F. Elkhatib, Marwa M. Raafat, Mohammad M. Aboulwafa. 2020. Production, characterization and bioinformatics analysis of l‑asparaginase from a new Stenotrophomonas maltophilia EMCC2297 soil isolate. AMB Express. 10: 71. Available online   
  4. Rana N. Abokhalil, Walid F. Elkhatib, Mohammad M. Aboulwafa, Nadia A. Hassouna. 2020. Persisters of Klebsiella pneumoniae and Proteus mirabilis: A Common Phenomenon and Different Behavior Profiles. Current Microbiology (2020). Available online  
  5.  Hossam M. Ashour, Walid F. Elkhatib, Md. Masudur Rahman, Hatem A. Elshabrawy. 2020. Insights into the Recent 2019 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in Light of Past Human Coronavirus Outbreaks. Pathogens. 9(3): 186-200 Available online 
  6.  Mohamed Elhadidy, Mohamed M. Ali, Ayman El-Shibiny, William G. Miller, Walid F. Elkhatib, Nadine Botteldoorn, Katelijne Dierick. 2020. Antimicrobial resistance patterns and molecular resistance markers of Campylobacter jejuni isolates from human diarrheal cases. PLoS ONE 15(1): e0227833. Available online   
  7.  Walid F. Elkhatib, Mahmoud A.F. Khalil, Hossam M. Ashour. 2019. Integrons and antiseptic resistance genes mediate resistance of Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from intensive care unit patients with wound infections. Current Molecular Medicine. 19: 1-8. Available online  
  8.  Nada A. Abdelrazek, Walid F. Elkhatib, Marwa M. Raafat, Mohammad M. Aboulwafa. 2019. Diverse origins of microbial L-asparaginases and their current miscellaneous applications. Archives of Pharmaceutical Sciences ASU. 3(1): 21-36. DOI: 10.21608/aps.2019.20220
  9.  Houdaii H. El-Houssaini, Walid F. Elkhatib, Omnia M. Elnabawy, Hebatallah A. Nasser. 2019. Antifungal resistance and predominance of virulence determinants among Candida albicans isolated from various clinical specimens. Archives of Pharmaceutical Sciences ASU. 3(1): 11-20. DOI: 10.21608/aps.2019.20210
  10.  Yomna N. Elkholy, Walid F. Elkhatib, Khaled M. Aboshanab, Mohammad M. Aboulwafa, Nadia A. Hassouna. 2019. Evaluation of antimicrobial activity and in vitro safety of the methanolic extract of Streptomyces manipurensis soil isolate H21 for potential industrial applications. Archives of Pharmaceutical Sciences ASU. 3(1): 1-10. DOI: 10.21608/aps.2019.20201
  11.  Nada A. Abdelrazek, Walid F. Elkhatib, Marwa M. Raafat, and Mohammad M. Aboulwafa. 2019. Experimental and bioinformatics study for production of L-asparaginase from Bacillus licheniformis: a promising enzyme for medical application. AMB Express. 9(39): 1-16. Available online  
  12.  Martha M. Naguib, Ahmed S. Khairalla, Ahmed O. El-Gendy, and Walid F. Elkhatib. 2019. Isolation and characterization of mercury-resistant bacteria from wastewater sources in Egypt. Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 65: 1-14. Available online 
  13.  Wafaa E. Soliman, Ashraf I. Ali, Walid F. Elkhatib. 2019. Evaluation of surface roughness and Streptococcus mutans adhesion to bulk-fill resin composites polished with different systems. Advances in Microbiology. 9: 87-101. Available online 
  14.  Houdaii H. El-Houssaini, Omnia M. Elnabawy, Hebatallah A. Nasser, Walid F. Elkhatib. 2019. Influence of subinhibitory antifungal concentrations on extracellular hydrolases and biofilm production by Candida albicans recovered from Egyptian patients. BMC Infectious Diseases. 19: 54-62. Available online 
  15.  Houdaii H. El-Houssaini, Omnia M. Elnabawy, Hebatallah A. Nasser, Walid F. Elkhatib. 2019. Correlation between antifungal resistance and virulence factors in Candida albicans recovered from vaginal specimens. Microbial Pathogenesis. 128: 13-19. Available online 
  16.  Mennatallah A. Mohamed, Maha Nasr, Walid F. Elkhatib, Wafaa N. Eltayeb. 2018. In vitro evaluation of antimicrobial activity and cytotoxicity of different nanobiotics targeting multidrug resistant and biofilm forming Staphylococci. BioMed Research International. Vol. 2018, Article ID 7658238, 7 pages. Available online
  17.  Masarra M. Sakr, Khaled M. Aboshanab, Walid F. Elkhatib, Mahmoud A. Yassien, Nadia A. Hassouna. 2018. Overexpressed recombinant quorum quenching lactonase reduces the virulence, motility and biofilm formation of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolates. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. Available online
  18.  Samira M. Hamed, Walid F. Elkhatib, Hadir A. El-Mahallawy, Mai M. Helmy, Mohamed S. Ashour, Khaled M.A. Aboshanab. 2018. Multiple mechanisms contributing to ciprofloxacin resistance among Gram negative bacteria causing infections to cancer patients. Scientific Reports. 8: 12268. Available online
  19.  Raghda A. Singab, Ahmed M. Elissawy, Walid F. Elkhatib, Mahmoud A. Yassien, Nadia A. Hassouna. 2018. Biotransformation of caffeic acid into a promising biologically active metabolite by Candida albicans isolate CI-24. Archives of Pharmaceutical Sciences ASU. 2(1): 37-46. Available online
  20.  Rana N. Abokhalil, Walid F. Elkhatib, Mohammad M. Aboulwafa, Nadia A. Hassouna. 2018. Recovery and characterization of Proteus mirabilis persisters. Archives of Pharmaceutical Sciences ASU. 2(1):31-36. Available online
  21.  Yomna N. Elkholy, Khaled M. Aboshanab, Walid F. Elkhatib, Mohammad M. Aboulwafa, Nadia A. Hassouna. 2018. Isolation, Screening and identification of two Streptomyces soil isolates exhibiting strong antimicrobial activities against Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase (ESBL) producers. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.  6(8): 65-78. Available online
  22.  Shaban Darwish, Ahmed Noreddin, Rakesh Tiwari, Walid F. Elkhatib. 2018. In silico design, synthesis, and in vitro evaluation of novel amphipathic short linear peptides against clinically relevant bacterial biofilms. International Journal of Peptide Research and Therapeutics. Available online
  23.  Amani T. Abdulzahra, Mahmoud A.F. Khalil, Walid F. Elkhatib. 2018. First report of colistin resistance among carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates recovered from hospitalized patients in Egypt. New Microbes and New Infections.  26: 53 – 58. DOI: Available online
  24.  Masarra M. Sakr, Khaled M. Aboshanab, Walid F. Elkhatib, Mahmoud A. Yassien, Nadia A. Hassouna. 2018. The effect of Ahl-1 recombinant lactonase on the resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolates. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 6(6): 101-106. Available online
  25.  Samira M. Hamed, Khaled M.A. Aboshanab, Hadir A. El-Mahallawy, Mai M. Helmy, Mohamed S. Ashour, Walid F. Elkhatib. 2018. Plasmid-Mediated Quinolone Resistance in Gram-Negative Pathogens Isolated from Cancer Patients in Egypt. Microbial Drug Resistance. 24(9):1316-1325. Available online
  26.  Nahla M. Mansour, Walid F. Elkhatib, Khaled M. Aboshanab, May M. A. Bahr. 2018. Inhibition of Clostridium difficile in mice using a mixture of potential probiotic strains Enterococcus faecalis NM815, E. faecalis NM915, and E. faecium NM1015: Novel candidates to control C. difficile infection (CDI). Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins. 10(3):511-522.  Available online
  27.  Ahmad M. Abbas, Khaled M. Aboshanab, Walid F. Elkhatib, Mohammad M. Aboulwafa, Nadia A. Hassouna. 2017. Improvement of bioconversion of vitamin D3 into calcitriol by Actinomyces hyovaginalis through protoplast fusion and enzyme immobilization. International Journal of Biotechnology for Wellness Industries. 6: 32-40. Available online
  28.  Doaa M. Osama, Walid F. Elkhatib, Amany M. Tawfeik, Mohammad M. Aboulwafa, Nadia A. Hassouna. 2017. Antimicrobial, antibiofilm and immunomodulatory activities of Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Lactobacillus gasseri against some bacterial pathogen. International Journal of Biotechnology for Wellness Industries. 6: 12-21. Available online
  29.  Wasfi R, Elkhatib WF, Ashour HM. 2016. Molecular typing and virulence analysis of multidrug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae clinical isolates recovered from Egyptian hospitals. Scientific Reports. 6:38929. doi: 10.1038/srep38929
  30.  Nooran S. Elleboudy, Walid F. Elkhatib, Mohammad M. Aboulwafa, Nadia A. Hassouna. 2016. Production and Characterization of Phospholipases C from some Bacillus thuringiensis Isolates Recovered from Egyptian Soil. International Journal of Biotechnology for Wellness Industries. 5: 10-24. Available online
  31.  Wasfi R, Elkhatib WF, Khairalla AS. 2016. Effects of Selected Egyptian Honeys on the Cellular Ultrastructure and the Gene Expression Profile of Escherichia coli. PLoS One. 11(3):e0150984. Available online
  32.  Abdelrazak M. Ali, Walid F. Elkhatib. 2015. Potential Complications of Helicobacter pylori Infection in Children of a Non-Urban Community. Archives of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. 3(2): e23510. Available online 
  33.  Abdelrazak MA, Walid FE, Abdelrahman M, Mohamed AM. 2015. Interrelation between Helicobacter Pylori Infection, Infantile Colic, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Pediatric Patients. Journal of Medical and Biological Science Research. 1(7): 85-91. Available online
  34.  Ali AM, Abdelaziz SS, Elkhatib WF. 2015. Helicobacter pylori infection and its potential association with idiopathic hypercalciuric urolithiasis in pediatric patients. Journal of Immunology & Infectious Diseases. 2(2): 1-6. Available online
  35.  Elhadidy M, Elkhatib W, Abo Elfadl E, Verstraete K, Denayer S, Barbau-Piednoir E, De Zutter L, Verhaegen B, De Rauw K, Piérard D, De Reu K, Heyndrickx M. 2015. Genetic diversity of shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 recovered from human and food sources. Microbiology. 161(1):112-119. Available online 
  36.  Walid F. Elkhatib, Pamela S. Hair; Julius O. Nyalwidhe; Kenji M. Cunnion. 2015. New potential role of serum Apolipoprotein E mediated by its binding to clumping factor A during Staphylococcus aureus-invasive infections to humans. Journal of Medical Microbiology. 64: 335-343. EMID:7d32d13fe44c423f. Available online
  37.  Mohamed Elhadidy, Walid F. Elkhatib, Denis. Piérar, Koen De Reu, Marc Heyndrickx. 2015. Model-based clustering of Escherichia coli O157:H7 genotypes and their potential association with clinical outcome in human infections. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. 83(2):198–202. Available online
  38.  Elhadidy MM, Elkhatib WF. 2014. Multilocus genotypic characterization of Escherichia coli O157:H7 recovered from food sources. Epidemiology and Infection. 143(11):2367-2372. Available online
  39.  Elkhatib W, Noreddin A. 2014. Efficacy of ciprofloxacin-clarithromycin combination against drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa mature biofilm using in vitro experimental model. Microbial Drug Resistance. 20(6): 575-582. Available online  
  40.  Farooq SM, Elkhatib WF, Ashour HM. 2014. The in vivo and in vitro induction of anterior chamber associated immune deviation to myelin antigens in C57BL/6 mice. Brain Behavior & Immunity. 42: 118-122. Available online 
  41.  Ahmed GF, Elkhatib WF, Noreddin AM. 2014. Inhibition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 adhesion to and invasion of A549 lung epithelial cells by natural extracts. Journal of Infection and Public Health. 7(5):436-444. Available online  
  42.  Elkhatib WF, Khairalla AS, Ashour HM. 2014. Evaluation of different microtiter plate-based methods for the quantitative assessment of Staphylococcus aureus biofilms. Future Microbiology. 9(6):725-735. Available online 
  43.  Ali AM, Elkhatib WF, Abdelaziz SS. 2014. Procalcitonin versus C-reactive protein in neonatal sepsis. Journal of Immunology & Infectious Diseases. 1(1): 103-107. Available online
  44.  Walid Elkhatib, and Ayman Noreddin. 2014. In vitro antibiofilm efficacies of different antibiotic combinations with zinc sulfate against Pseudomonas aeruginosa recovered from hospitalized patients with urinary tract infection. Antibiotics. 3(1): 64-84. Available online
  45.  Rania S. Elhoussieny, Mohammad M. Aboulwafa, Walid F. Elkhatib, Nadia A. Hassouna. 2013. Recovery and detection of microbial contaminants in some non-sterile pharmaceutical products. Archives of Clinical Microbiology. 4(6): 1-14. doi: 10.3823/278. Available online  
  46.  Samira M. Hamed, Khaled M. Aboshanab, Walid F. Elkhatib, and Mohamed S. Ashour. 2013. Aminoglycoside resistance patterns of certain gram negative uropathogens recovered from hospitalized Egyptian patients. British Microbiology Research Journal. 3(4): 678-691. Available online
  47.  Amany Elsharif, Walid F. Elkhatib, and Hossam M. Ashour. 2012. Nosocomial infections in leukemic and solid-tumor cancer patients: distribution, outcome and microbial spectrum of anaerobes. Future Microbiology. 7(12): 1423–1429. Available online
  48.  Noreddin AM, Elkhatib WF, Cunnion KM, Zhanel GG. 2011. Cumulative clinical experience from over a decade of use of levofloxacin in community-acquired pneumonia: critical appraisal and role in therapy. Drug Healthcare and Patient Safety. 3: 59–68. Available online 
  49.  Salem AH, Elkhatib WF, Noreddin AM. 2011. Pharmacodynamic assessment of vancomycin–rifampicin combination against methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus biofilm: a parametric response surface analysis. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 63(1): 73-79. Available online 
  50.  Salem AH, Elkhatib WF, Ahmed GF, Noreddin AM. 2010. Pharmacodynamics of moxifloxacin versus vancomycin against biofilms of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and epidermidis in an In vitro model. Journal of Chemotherapy. 22 (4): 238-242. Available online
  51.  Noreddin AM, Elkhatib WF. 2010. Levofloxacin in the treatment of community acquired pneumonia. Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy. 8(5): 505 – 514. Available online  
  52.  Hakim KN, Eldahshan OA and El-Khatib WF. 2010. Promising antioxidant and cytotoxic activities of the aqueous ethanolic extract of carob leaves. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 4(6): 330-334.
  53.  Noreddin AM, Elkhatib WF. 2009. Novel in vitro pharmacodynamic model simulating ofloxacin pharmacokinetics in the treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm-associated infections. Journal of Infection and Public Health. 2(3): 120-128. Available online
  54.  Elkhatib WF, Haynes VL and Noreddin AM. 2009. Microbiological appraisal of levofloxacin activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm in combination with different calcium channel blockers in vitro.  Journal of Chemotherapy. 21(2): 135-143. Available online
  55.  Elkhatib WF and Noreddin AM. 2009. A new fluorogenic assay for monitoring and determining planktonic and biofilm forms of Pseudomonas aeruginosa viable count in vitro. Journal of Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology. 17(3): 304-314. Available online
  56.  Noreddin AM, El-Khatib WF, Aolie, J, Salem AH and Zhanel GG. 2009. Pharmacodynamic target attainment potential of azithromycin, clarithromycin and telithromycin in serum and epithelial lining fluid (ELF) of community acquired pneumonia (CAP) patients with penicillin-susceptible, intermediate and resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae. International Journal of Infectious Diseases (IJID). 13: 483-487. Available online
  57.  Elkhatib W, Noreddin A. 2009. Novel approach against central venous catheter associated infection with Acinetobacter baumannii biofilm. Journal of Medical Devices. 3(2):027543-027543-1. Available online
  58.  ElKhatib WF, Haynes VL and Noreddin AM. 2008. Unexpected induction of resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm to fluoroquinolones by diltiazem: A new perspective of microbiological drug-drug interaction. Journal of Infection and Public Health. 1(2): 105-112. Available online
  59.  Noreddin AM, El-Khatib WF and Haynes V. 2008. Optimal dosing design for antibiotic therapy in the elderly: A pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic perspective. Recent Patents on Anti-Infect Drug Discovery. 3(1): 45-52. Available online

Academic Positions

  • Head of Microbiology and Immunology Department, School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Industries, Badr University (BUC), Cairo. Sept-18 l Aug-20
  • Arbitrator at Scientific Promotion Committee of Microbiology & Immunology professorship at the national organization for drug control and research (Nodcar). July-20 l Current
  • Head of Microbiology & Immunology Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. July-17 l Jan-18
  • Arbitrator at Scientific Promotion Committee of Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Immunology (Supreme Council of Universities). 2016 l Current
  • Professor at the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. 2016 l Current
  • Research Associate Professor at: 
    • School of Pharmacy, Chapman University, Irvine, CA, USA. 
    • University of California Irvine (UCI) Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA. July-16 l Jan-17
  • Head of Microbiology & Immunology Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. 2014 l 2015
  • Visiting Scientist at Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy, Hampton University, Hampton, VA, USA. July-13 l April-14
  • Acting Head of Microbiology & Immunology Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. 2013
  • Visiting Scientist at: 
    • Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy, Hampton University, Hampton, VA, USA. 
    • Department of Pediatrics, Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), Norfolk, VA, USA.
  • Associate Professor at Department of  Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. 2011 l 2015
  • Lecturer (PhD) at Department of  Microbiology & Immunology, College of Pharmacy, Ahram Canadian University (ACU), Giza, Egypt. 2010 l 2011
  • Lecturer (PhD) at Microbiology Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, October University for Modern Sciences and Arts (MSA), 6th October, Egypt 2011  
  • Postdoctoral Infectious Diseases Fellowship at College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), Duluth, Minnesota, USA.  2008 l 2010  
  • Lecturer (PhD) at Department of  Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. 2006 l 2011
  • Research Assistant Professor at College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), Duluth, Minnesota, USA. 2007 l 2008 
  • Lecturer (PhD) at Department of  Microbiology & Immunology, College of Pharmacy, Ahram Canadian University (ACU), Giza, Egypt. 2006 l 2007 

Job Grades

  • American Society of Microbiology (ASM, USA).
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA, USA).
  • National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID, USA)
  • Academic Health Center (AHC) at University of Minnesota
  • Egyptian Society for Biotechnology
  • Egyptian Pharmacy Syndicate (Cairo, Egypt).
  • Ministry of Health, Cairo, Egypt (as Professional Microbiologist).
  • Experiments & Advanced Pharmaceutical Research Unit (EAPRU) at Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt (which is one of the authorized organization for Microbiological & Immunological Quality Control of Pharmaceuticals on National level).

Supervision

  • Modulation of resistance and virulence of Acinetobacter baumannii using some selected natural products (MSc thesis by Mahmoud Fathy, Ain Shams University, 2018).
  • Evaluation the effect of different nanoparticles and essential oils on inhibition of biofilm formed by enterococci in urinary tract infection (MSc thesis by Nada Swedan, Ain Shams University, 2017).
  • Evaluation of antibiofilm efficacy of different intracanal medicaments in endodontic retreatment cases: Randomized clinical trial (PhD thesis by Mahmoud Fahim, Faculty of Dentistry, Ain Shams University, 2017).
  • Microbial resistance of polymyxin and its potential underlying mechanisms(s) among Gram-negative bacteria recovered from nosocomial infections in Egypt (MSc thesis by Amani Thaer Elqurashi, Ain Shams University, 2015).
  • In vitro appraisal of potential association between some virulence factors and resistance to antifungal agents in Candida albicans recovered from clinical specimens (MSc thesis by Houdaii Housam, Ain Shams University, 2015).
  • Isolation and characterization of Mercury resistant bacteria (MSc thesis by Martha Faris, Faculty of post graduate studies for advanced sciences, Beni-Suef University, 2015).
  • Cloning and expression of certain gene(s) putatively involved in acyl homoserine lactone quorum quenching activity as a new approach for infection control (PhD thesis by Masarra Sakr, Ain Shams University, 2014).
  • Evaluation of biocidal activity of antimicrobial loaded nanoparticles against staphylococcal biofilms (MSc thesis by Mennat-Allah Abdel Fatah, Ain Shams University, 2014).
  • A study on microbial biotransformation of caffeic acid by some Candida species (MSc thesis by Raghda Singab, Ain Shams University, 2014).
  • Studies on the production of microbial cellulases (MSc thesis by Mary Sameh, Ain Shams University, 2014).
  • Fluoroquinolones resistance and its potential underlying mechanisms in some Gram negative bacterial isolates recovered from infected cancer patients (PhD thesis by Samira Hamed, Ain Shams University, 2014).
  • Studies on antimicrobial activity of some bacterial isolates against extended spectrum beta-lactamases producing Gram- negative bacteria (PhD thesis by Yomna Elkholy, Ain Shams University, 2013).
  • Studies on persister cells emerged from some Gram negative bacterial cultures. (MSc thesis by Rana Abokhalil, Ain Shams University, 2013).
  • Isolation and characterization of some potential probiotic candidates for the control of Clostridium difficile Infection (MSc thesis by May Bahr, Ain Shams University, 2013).
  • A comparative study between pyrogen and limulus amebocyte lysate-dependant (LAL) tests for determination of endotoxin level in some biological products (MSc thesis by Mohamed Elkhateeb, Ain Shams University, 2013).
  • Studies on the production of microbial L-asparaginase (MSc thesis by Nada Anwar, Ain Shams University, 2013).
  • Bioprocess development of calcitriol production from vitamin D3 for industrial application using Actinomyces hyovaginalis strain (PhD thesis by Ahmad Nada, Ain Shams University, 2012).
  • An in vitro study on the antagonistic activities of certain Lactobacillus species against some bacterial pathogens (MSc thesis by Doaa Osama, Ain Shams University, 2012).
  • Inflammatory cytokines for early prediction of Gram positive bacterial infection in cancer patients under radiotherapy treatment (MSc thesis by Riham Youssef, Ain Shams University, 2011).
  • A study on the bacterial production of phospholipases C with potential industrial application (PhD thesis by Nooran El-Leboudy, Ain Shams University, 2010).
  • Genotypic and phenotypic studies on bacterial resistance to 2DOS-containing aminoglycoside antibiotics in certain uropathogenic Gram negative bacteria (MSc thesis by Samira Hamed, Ain Shams University, 2009).
  • A comparative study for the detection of certain microbial contaminants in pharmaceutical preparations using conventional and molecular methods (MSc thesis by Rania El-Houssieny, Ain Shams University, 2008).

Other Supervision & Mentoring Activities

  • Supervision and mentoring of level five Pharmacy students (Drug Design Program) in their graduation projects at Faculty of Pharmacy – Ain Shams University during the academic years 2014-2018.
  • Supervision and mentoring of fifth year Pharmacy students in the practical and theoretical sections of their graduation projects and theses at Faculty of Pharmacy – October University for Modern Sciences and Arts (MSA), 6th October, Egypt during the Spring Semester of 2011.
  • Supervision, mentoring and training of undergraduate, MSc and PhD students in Duluth Center for Clinical & Translational Research (DCCTR) at the College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) during my Post Doctoral Fellowship.
  • Supervision and Mentoring of Under Graduate Students During Summer Season for Accomplishing Their Mandatory Researches in Microbiology and Immunology.

Activities

Invited Reviewer for:

• World Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Since January 25th, 2016.

• Journal of Basic Microbiology (JBM). Since January 1st, 2016.  

• International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents (IJAA). Since December 2nd, 2015. 

• Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences (JMBFS). Since January 22nd, 2015.

• Future Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (FJPS). Since October 10th, 2015.

• Invited editorial board member of International Journal of Advanced Biological and Biomedical Research (IJABBR). Since July 14th, 2014.  

• Foodborne Pathogens & Disease (FPD). Since April 9th, 2014.

• Journal of Infectious Diseases (JID). Since, June 16th, 2008.

• Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID) Journal. Since, Nov. 6th, 2007.

Active Participation In:

• Interdisciplinary collaborative research projects with multiple institutions in USA including Hampton University (HU), Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), Christopher Newport University (CNU), William & Mary Applied Research Center (WM-ARC) between July 2013 and April 2014.

• Organization of Ain Shams Scientific Conference entitles “The University and Green Economy: Towards a New Culture of Sustainability” held on 21 – 24 April 2013 at Supreme Conference Hall of Ain Shams University. 

• Scientific collaboration on a project investigating the interaction of serum lipoprotein with the pathogenic bacteria Staphylococcus aureus during spring semester of 2012 at Eastern Virginia Medical School (Norfolk, VA, USA). 

• Establishment of a state-of-the-art Microbiology & Molecular biology Lab and co-principal investigation on one of the NIH grants at School of Pharmacy, Hampton University (Hampton, VA, USA) during spring semester of 2012.

• Updating the Microbiology and Biosafety guidelines at School of Pharmacy, Hampton University (Hampton, VA, USA) during spring semester of 2012.

• Parasitology Course Specification at Microbiology Department, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Pharmaceutical Industries – Future University in Egypt (FUE) during the Fall Semester of 2012 for quality assurance and accreditation.

• Continuous Improvement for Qualification & Accreditation Project (CIQAP) in Institutional Capability Criterion which involved Society Involvement & Environmental Development as well as in Financial Resources & Assets at Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain-Shams University (Since 2010).

• Attendance of different meetings, workshops, and symposia related to CIQAP which involved curriculum preparation, students’ assessment, time management & strategic planning as well as participation in the action plan and academic mentoring for the students at Faculty of Pharmacy – Ain Shams University (2010).

• Consultant for Student Associations at Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain-Shams University (Since 2010).

• Microbiological Quality Assurance & Quality Control of Some Pharmaceutical Preparations for Testing their Sterility & Pyrogenicity at Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain-Shams University in Response to the Request of Ministry of Health & Population, Cairo, Egypt (May 15th – July 15th, 2007).

• Microbiological Quality Control of Pharmaceuticals at Eperiments & Advanced Pharmaceutical Research Unit (EAPRU) at Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt (2005-2007).

• Specification & Description of Different Course Master Files and Course Outlines that are taught at  Microbiology & Immunology Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ahram Canadian University (ACU), 6th of October City , Giza, Egypt.

• Courses' Specification  of Microbiology & Immunology Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt  for Quality Assurance & Accreditation Project (QAAP; 2006-2007).

• Construction and Establishment of Microbiology & Immunology Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ahram Canadian University (ACU), 6th of October City , Giza, Egypt.

• Construction and Establishment of Microbiology & Immunology Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

Other Professional & Academic Activities

• Expert judge of applicants’ achievements for Scientific Innovation Award at Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt (2018).

• Member of the advisory board of Archives of Pharmaceutical Sciences Ain Shams University (Since 2017).

• Professional referee for evaluation and authentication of the national and governmental projects funded by Academy of Scientific Research & Technology (ASRT), Cairo, Egypt (February – June 2018). 

• Consultant for Students’ Association Committees at Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt (2013-2016).

• Academic supervisor of Jody sorority association, at Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt (2011-2016).

• Participation in scientific, cultural, artistic, and societal services through, Ain-Shams University (2011-2016).

• Participation, Preparation & organization of scientific lectures and symposia at at Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. 

• Supervision on short and long-term trips of undergraduate students at at Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. 

• Professional License as a Microbiologist (Issued by Ministry of Heath & Population, Cairo, Egypt – License No. 2354 in September 7th, 2003) for authorization of performing Microbiological Laboratory Diagnosis & Microbiological Quality Control.

• Professional Pharmacist License (Issued by Ministry of Heath & Population, Cairo, Egypt – License No. 35943 in August 20th, 1996). 

Awards & Honorable Mentions

  • Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding International Publication from Ain Shams University. (2021) 
  • Awards of Outstanding International Publication from Badr University in Cairo (BUC), Badr City, Cairo, Egypt. (2019)
  • Awards of Outstanding International Publication from Badr University in Cairo (BUC), Badr City, Cairo, Egypt. (2018)
  • Certificate of Recognition for exceptional teaching capabilities in Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Parasitology courses. (2016)
  • Certificate of Appreciation for development and automation of Students Affairs & Control Unit at Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University. (2015)
  • Certificate of Appreciation for reviewing, evaluation, and grading the PhD proposals & short term Postdoctoral proposals submitted from different universities nationwide to Cultural Affairs and the missions sector in the Ministry of Higher Education (2015).
  • Certificate of Appreciation for heading the steering committee for document preparation and criteria completion of Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Word University Ranking at Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University (2015).
  • Certificate of Appreciation for active participation in Microbiological quality control and analysis of some final products of Egyptian Pharmaceutical companies through the Experiments & Advanced Pharmaceutical Research Unit (EAPRU) at Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University (2015).
  • Award of Outstanding International Publication from Ain-Shams University (2015).
  • Certificate of Recognition for exceptional teaching capabilities in Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Parasitology courses and General Microbiology Course (2014).
  • Certificate of Appreciation awarded by the 17th Congress of the Association of Pharmacy Colleges in the Arab World for oral presentation of the research article (2014).  
  • Certificate of recognition from the international congress on bacteriology and infectious diseases at  Baltimore, MD, USA (2013).
  • Scientific award from Ain Shams University for outstanding scholarly activities (2013).
  • Appreciation award from Faculty of Pharmacy for effective participation in Quality Assurance Unit which led to accreditation of Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University from National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (2013).
  • Partnership & Ownership (ParOwn) Grant-0911 from the Ministry of Higher Education & State for Scientific Research for participating in collaborative research in the USA (2013).
  • Awards of Outstanding International Publication from Ain Shams University (2011).
  • Institution and Individual Award (Single yearly Memorial Prize of Professor in the field of Pharmaceuticals & Biopharmaceuticals) from Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (2010).
  • ICAAC ID Fellows Grant Program. This program was awarded by American Society for Microbiology (2009).  
  • Postdoctoral fellowship sponsored by College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) for two years (2008).
  • The Ministry of Higher Education & State for Scientific Research, Cairo, Egypt has awarded me an extension grant for pursuing my research activities in the US for three months relying on the superb achievements (2007).
  • Certificate of appreciation from the Minister of Higher Education & State for Scientific Research, Cairo, Egypt for my ParOwn Grant-1106 attainment which was based on competence and excellence in research (2007).
  • Partnership & Ownership (ParOwn) Grant-1106 from the Ministry of Higher Education & State for Scientific Research for participating in collaborative research in the USA (2007).
  • Award from Egyptian Pharmacy Syndicate for Excellent Scientists in Pharmaceutical Sciences (2006).

Projects

  • Cellulase Production by locally Isolated bacteria (Ain Shams University).
  • Cloning and expression of certain gene(s) putatively involved in acyl homoserine lactone quorum quenching activity as a new approach for infection control (Ain Shams University).
  • Novel Tactics for Combating Central Venous Catheter-Biofilm Associated Infections (American Heart Association Project).
  • Modelling Biofilm Infection of CF Lung: Antibiotic Pharmacodynamic Study (NIH Project).
  • High-Throughput Pharmacodynamic Modelling of Antibiotic Combination Treatments Against Established Biofilms in a Dynamic Urinary Catheter System: A Focus on the Geriatric Population (SIDP Project).
  • Novel Nanofiber Technology for Prevention of Biofilm associated infections (NIH-STTR Project).
  • Pharmacodynamic Modelling of Novel Antibiotics versus Resistant Bacterial Biofilms (SIDP Project).

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